Linux Plumbers Conference
covered a range of exciting
topics such as power management, video integration, SSD's, audio,
and fast boot. This year the LPC program committee invites
the community to submit ideas for topics for microconferences.
All users, vendors and developers are welcome. Topics should
relate to the Linux kernel and related support infrastructure,
or “plumbing”, such as system libraries, daemons, scripts,
desktop libraries, window managers, and so on.
In addition, good topics will cut across community boundaries,
and should generate beneficial change. For example, a microconf
on how to use the Linux kernel's RCU implementation would be a
poor choice for the Linux Plumbers Conference because (1) it is
wholly contained within the Linux kernel, (2) it is of interest
to a fairly small subset of even the kernel community, and (3)
it simply describes what is already present in the kernel rather
than motivating substantial widely visible improvements.
Microconferences will be a half day in length (2.5 hours),
so good topics should involve multiple viewpoints, generate
productive discussions, and, most important, result in real
patches that make the Linux plumbing work better in a widely
visible way. Each microconference will need a “runner” to run the
microconference, including refining the topic, selecting speakers,
and actually running the microconference. We of course welcome
topic suggestions from people who don't want to actually be the
runner for the microconference, but topics lacking runners cannot
Feel free to review the
microconferences from 2008 and to refer to an example
description and schedule.
Please post your suggestions as comments to this article.
There will be a more formal Call For Participation posted
in April, however, in keeping with the spirit of the Linux
Plumbers Conference, we are starting out a bit informally.
Microconference proposals that garner sufficient interest and
support and that seem likely to have a good effect on the plumbing
will be included in the formal Call For Participation along with
the contact information for the runner for that microconference.
Please note that a number of microconference slots will be
reserved for late-Summer decisions in order to ensure focus on
topics that are hot during the September 23rd—25th timeframe
when the conference will be held.
Again, please submit topic ideas as comments to this article.
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